Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working with museums and galleries, and an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

18 June 2014

Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Probably unsurprisingly, I was utterly inspired by this Matisse exhibition at the Tate Modern.  The cut-outs have always appealed to me most out of Matisse's work, but I don't think I'd registered the full breadth of themes.  I love the organic motifs that appear again and again, but the pages of his artist-book 'Jazz' offered a whole new world of fantasy and colour that I was less aware of, and a sense of story and narrative.  I even managed to sketch while rocking the buggy with my foot!

Now of course, I'd like to take a week off parenthood and spend my time painting and cutting paper in a carefully selected range of colours!